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  • Originally posted by russofris View Post
    While I agree that they would lose (against Sony/MS) on a straight-up console, I could see them partnering with Verizon and Valve to replace the current POS DVR that comes with FIOS TV. Adding a CableCard to a console wouldn't be hard, and you would be guaranteed an internet-connected install base on which to sell games and services. A also agree that the 7900 series would put it outside of the console market's sweet spot as far as price is concerned.($200-300).
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    A frankenstein A8-7850(4cpu cores + 1024gpu cores + 2GB GDDR5 shared) SOC with custom board maybe? But that already sounds like a PS4/XBOX720.

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    • Originally posted by russofris View Post
      While I agree that they would lose (against Sony/MS) on a straight-up console, I could see them partnering with Verizon and Valve to replace the current POS DVR that comes with FIOS TV.
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      Yes the console market is notoriously cutthroat, from what I read Microsoft was $4 billion back on the XBox'es before they stopped bleeding in their console division, I doubt they are anywhere near having made back that initial $4 billion loss yet. Got to hand it to them though, never thought a non-japanese console would ever become relevant again.

      That said, while Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo are fighting over the console market we're seeing Apple/Google based devices of much lesser hardware specs taking the large casual gamer segment full on, and while initially it may mainly affect portable devices like 3ds, psp I think that in the long run the console market will end up being the exclusive domain of hardcore gamers and thus not able to sustain all the current players in the high-end console arena due to the huge investments required to compete.

      As for the OUYA, love the idea, a cheap, open, casual gamer console and another potential outlet for indie games, I'm getting one.

      Also, from the article Micheal wrote: -"It's an interesting open game console design, but will likely be trumped in the coming year by something much more interesting."

      Is this a reference to the steambox thingy? I though it had been officially debunked, or?

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      • Originally posted by t.s. View Post
        Well, openpandora, beagleboard, and pandaboard is an expensive toys, I'd say.
        When ones can sell rpi for $35, just upgrade the mem and the proc, and you have to spend > $100 more? heheh.. Me, pass!!




        Agreed! Sometimes, I felt that thinking this way is too hard for them (AMD and the like).
        Eh, the OP, while using a now outdated SoC is actually priced close to what the same would cost if bought outright from a phone or console company, it's a PDA with a good touchscreen, actual button keyboard, good analog game controls, standard USB jacks, dual SD card slots, TV out and really really good battery life.

        Think PSP+wifi only iPad with an OS that can actually be used for real work when need be.

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        • I'm still not sure whether or not this is a scam yet.
          The images are all renders, nothing tangible.
          No homepage
          There is no agreement from Mojang that minecraft will be on it, like they proudly claim.
          fuseproject doesn't mention Ouya at all.

          I want more information before i trust.

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          • I think Steam and OUYA would make a beautiful couple :-)

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            • Originally posted by XorEaxEax View Post
              Is this a reference to the steambox thingy? I though it had been officially debunked, or?
              Not really. I was simply riffing on ways to increasing distribution and value through partnerships. I could have just as easily said "Comcast, EA, Nvidia". CableCard is one piece of tech which AMD likely acquired during the ATI acquisition, and Nvidia (to my knowledge) does not.

              I've always believed that ATI/AMD could win the GPU wars tomorrow if they played their cards correctly and leveraged the full breadth of technology available to them. I also believe that it is likely AMD will likely lose due to mismanagement, missed opportunities, and lack of focus. It won't be due to poor engineering, it will be due to bad corp leadership.

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              • Originally posted by russofris View Post
                I also believe that it is likely AMD will likely lose due to mismanagement, missed opportunities, and lack of focus. It won't be due to poor engineering, it will be due to bad corp leadership.

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                Couldn't have said that better.

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                • Originally posted by t.s. View Post
                  Well, openpandora, beagleboard, and pandaboard is an expensive toys,
                  Well, last two are not "toys" but a development tools. After playing enough with them you can go further and design your very own piece of hardware similar to those. Be it some automation or module, etc. In fact it allows to design a range of computer-like devices. Now even small startup or even individual devs could design their very own devices comparable to tablets/phones/some kinds of computers on their own. In fact, just a few years ago, dev. kit for things like that had much higher prices. In fact, beagleboard could be considered fairly cheap when it comes to dev tools.

                  You see, in the world of electronics only things manufactured in millions are cheap. Everything else is not. And things manufactured in millions are usually not well suited for development. For example they tend to lack schematic, PCB layout files and other documentation. So you can't just modify PCB and re-manufacture changed version of device should you need/want to do so for any reason. Sure, not everyone needs this. But it allows development of many customized devices relatively easily.

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